“My feelings are mixed about the first episode of “Heart to Heart”. Since its director is Lee Yoon Jung, the person behind “First Shop of Coffee Prince”, I had high hopes. Yet, from the overly precious opening credits, to Hong Do’s over the top affliction, to Yi Seok’s trippy entry into amnesia, I felt like the show was trying too hard to be appealing and quirky”.
“The show is off to a bit of a slow start, and I’ll admit that Heart to Heart is nothing like what I expected. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and once I got used to the relaxed pace I found that I actually like the characters very much”.
Even though I’m not a fan of Choi Gang-hee or Chun Jung-myung, the latter of which still reminds me of the (annoying) hynotherapist-prosecutor in Reset“.
” Heart to Heart begins with a quick pictorial history of the OTP and a flash forward to YiSuk trying to hang himself with a tie. It seems that they were normal children but as they grew, circumstances changed them”.
” For a drama that I wasn’t totally on board with at the beginning, I absolutely loved in by the end”.
“Yes indeed, if you’re up for a quirky romance done right. Ride out the heavier-than-expected melo-esque last quarter and be rewarded with a warm, satisfying end”.
“Sepia, indie, and cerebral (pun not intended), Heart to Heart captured my attention from the beginning”.
“But what I hadn’t expected of the drama was for it to be funny. What I hadn’t expected more was for the show to be so unpredictable”.
” Really, the level of maturity in this show is definitely hard to find in most kdrama. I am falling for this show harder than it seems“.
“tVN produces romantic comedy the best way these days. I’m owned. The cinematography is brilliant and the background music is something I truly enjoy listening to”.
“‘”Heart to Heart” is a series which started by walking a fine line between comedy and drama, between oddity and normalcy. It is not one which belongs in the instantly gratifying and people-pleasing category. Its current strength is the curiosity it creates, but whether it will be entertaining and handle its quite serious themes well remains to be seen. Its potential is there, but direction uncertain”.
“To be honest, I had mixed feelings after watching Episode 1. Although I wanted to like all of the characters, the only one I felt remotely interested in was Hong Do, whom Choi Kang Hee humanizes in an endearing way, especially as she also portrays her grandmotherly alter-ego, Grandmother Oh”.
” I thought that this story sounded too ridiculous to pass up and thus far it has been a very quirky little drama but I’m not sure if I am 100% on board yet”.